Repost of https://ascraeus.org/micro/1533295641/
I find it curious that you frame this as a “Haters gonna hate” idea, there’s no such animus directing my opinion. Apple can claim they pay all the taxes they are legally obliged to, but that simply isn’t borne out by either what we know about their tax-avoidance on an epic scale, or the report of the European Commission into their naked tax avoidance schemes involving Ireland. Moving your domestic profits through a series of tax-shelters might be legally acceptable, but on a moral level it stinks to high dudgeon. Those taxes are what pay for roads, hospitals, fire services, infrastructure. By avoiding paying taxes on their incredible profits, Apple just ensures the continuance of our present Gilded Age, and we all know what happened the last time that occured.
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